5 years back when I started blogging, it was not a well-known profession and blogging was at it’s prime stage in the country. In these 5 years I never regretted my decision even once, but a lot has changed around blogging, and it is growing as a major online business in India and countries around the globe.
Unlike old days, blogging has not only become a lucrative industry in terms of money but also have become very competitive. In last 5 years number of hobby bloggers are rising exponentially In India due to internet penetration. At the same time, all big companies understand the importance of bloggers as brand influencer, and they have a dedicated team for blogger outreach. Many popular companies like Samsung, Nokia, Truecaller is endorsing bloggers to reach out to a new audience base with the help of an existing blog reach.
Many hobby bloggers are becoming internet celebrity from the comfort of home with their blogging skills and have huge following in the form of blog traffic and social media reach. Blogging definitely require few skills like domain knowledge, good writing skills to name a few, but above all it requires dedication and passion when you plan to opt blogging as a full-time profession. For all those who are into blogging or considering to take their blog as serious business, below video discussion is for you; as it will answer many of your questions related to blogging.
In this 12 minute video , Arun from Trak.in and Ashish Sinha from Nextbigwhat are sharing their views on Blogging as a career in India. Both of them are well-known professional bloggers and I have already mentioned them earlier in Indian Professional bloggers infographic.
Recommended read: Blogging in indian society, which talks about challenges which many bloggers are facing when it comes to explain their profession to anyone.
Career as a professional blogger in India
Key takeaways from the video:
- Blogging industry in India has matured than what it was in 2007-08.
- Internet penetration is one major reason for growth of blogging in India.
- Blog which is created for the money and doesn’t add value are more like pocket money blog. It’s hard to create a career in blogging with such blogs. Check out: Blogging for passion to understand more about this takeaway.
- Blogging tip: For budding bloggers, your blog should be more focused on your audience rather than SEO and other stuff.
- The major issue with blogging in India is, majority of bloggers are rehashing other content rather than creating something original.
- Patience is one major requisite for bloggers. You can’t always expect your blog to make decent money in within 3 months. Check out: Patience – A virtue to blog – ShoutMeLoud
- Bloggers should focus on latest technology. Ex: mobile apps, Responsive sites.
- Do set up proper office at home for dedication and discipline. If not, rent a office. (This tip is for existing bloggers who are facing lack of passion when working from home). Do check out: Blogger’s home office for Inspiration and learn how to setup office at home.
Also check out these two videos; where you can learn and know more about our two guests.:
Arun Prabhudesai : How I started blogging
Ashish Sinha : My blogging Journey
If you enjoyed above insights and experts take on blogging as a career, do share this post with your blogger friends. Also here are hand-picked article for bloggers who want to opt for blogging as full time profession:
- How to Become a Professional Blogger & Be Your Own Boss
- Professional Blogging Career or Part time Blogging – ShoutMeLoud
- 5 Questions One Should Ask Before Selecting Blogging as Career